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Northside Festival on Sunday: Harper Blynn, The Art of Shooting, Jody Porter, The Canon Logic and More

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Sunday’s Northside Festival day showcase included performances sponsored by Engine Room Recordings and Tijuana Gift Shop. I arrived at the cold as a cave (perfect on this hellishly hot day) Public Assembly to catch Madison Square Gardeners.

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Antony and the Johnsons Confirm ‘Swanlights’ Tracklisting, Reveal Artwork

Antony and the Johnsons have confirmed the tracklisting for Swanlights, their fourth studio album due October 12th on Secretly Canadian.

30 Jun 2010 | More

Hot Hot Heat to Take Their ‘Future Breeds’ on the Road in August

Frenetic indie poppers Hot Hot Heat will hit the road in August in support of their recently released and well-received new album, Future Breeds (Dangerbird).

30 Jun 2010 | More

Ra Ra Riot Maps North American Trek

Syracuse, New York’s Ra Ra Riot are set to hit the road in September on a lengthy North American trek in support of their sophomore effort, The Orchard, out August 24th via Barsuk Records.

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Ed Kowalczyk Announces Solo Tour

Live’s Ed Kowalczyk is set to embark on a tour in support of his debut solo album, July 6′s Alive, starting tomorrow in Buffalo, NY. The trek concludes with a solo acoustic performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 6.

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Coockoo – ‘Cosmoventura’

“Ne Discotheque”, an electro-rock stomper with a whip smart tempo, ranks as one of the most captivating opening tracks I’ve heard in ages by an act entirely to me, and it definitely paves the way for the surprises you’ll hear from this young Moscow band (yes, as in the vast Russian city), on their album, Cosmoventura.

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Nicole Simone

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Singer Nicole Simone, twenty-something, noirish provocateur, has always felt like an old soul. Though she doesn’t live far from the glitzy Hollywood Hills, she admits she’s always felt more connected to the music and films of years past. “I have always loved the haunting quality of Chopin’s compositions and the soul in singers like Billy Holiday.”

29 Jun 2010 | More

Delphic – ‘Acolyte’

It’s been a while since I’ve written about dance rock and how revolutionary it can be when done right. It seems like just yesterday we were being wowed by Franz Ferdinand and the oodles of bands that washed ashore with their tide.

29 Jun 2010 | More

The Depreciation Guild at Mercury Lounge, 06.27.10

Mercury Lounge was the place, and a mellow set of dream-pop/shoegaze tunes from the Depreciation Guild the perfect finish to the weekend. The Brooklyn-based band played to a relaxed audience on Sunday, marking the final night of a brief tour…

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Interpol Reveals Album Art and Tracklisting for New Album

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If you’re one of the many who have been haunting Interpol’s official website as of late, then the album cover for September 7th’s Interpol (Matador) will no doubt look familiar to you. It is indeed a freeze frame of the band’s new-fangled aesthetics being smashed to pieces.

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